I’ve been a bit busy with university and therefore have been unable to update my blog for the past few weeks. I have a number of partially translated fatawa and other enlightening pieces that will be presented soon, Insha’Allah.
Just a quick update: I had an extremely wonderful weekend. I got the chance to meet Mufti Saeed Palanpuri of Deoband, who was the individual seen teaching in “A Deobandi Classroom” (see: previous post). I managed to pray side by side with him twice, alhamdulilah, and also to sit face to face with him with no more than a hand-span between us. He spoke in lengtt, during his two sessions, regarding the moonsighting issue as well as ijtihad and taqlid.
I also had the opportunity to meet Shaykh Faraz, who is currently visiting New York, on Friday, Saturday (I had dinner with him) and Sunday. He is currently on tour across North America so be sure to check out his schedule and attend! I’ll see if i remember enough to update more on the specifics of our meeting.